Parents and other adults have a very narrow window of opportunity to teach kids in their formative years how to approach and celebrate diversity. While it’s true that no one is born prejudiced, kids can very easily pick it up once they see someone get treated differently for something they have no control over, such […]
By the time kids reach the age of six, they become more confident about picking up books on their own, and are ready to ‘graduate’ from illustration or board books into chapter books. These are books that follow a story long enough to be divided into chapters, but not yet as complex as novels. Most […]
No matter the occasion, books are amazing gifts for toddlers between the ages of 3 and 4. Along with educational toys, books have a way of instilling new knowledge and great values to children while keeping them entertained. Not to mention, reading to kids at bedtime provides priceless bonding moments between them and their parents. […]
It’s been 13 years since the last installment of the Harry Potter series hit the shelves. Harry’s scar had not pained him for way longer than 19 years, and all is well – at least for the triumphant trio and everyone who lived to tell the legendary tale of the Battle of Hogwarts.
One of my nieces is rather fond of reading. She has a large bookshelf that she keeps top-notch and up to date. She loves to talk about books and plans to write one too. My other niece is another story though. Whenever you hand her a book, she starts to whine, ‘I don’t like reading’, […]
When I was four years old, my father bought me a book I instantly fell in love with, ‘Milly Molly Mandy Stories’. While I could hardly read back then, I loved looking at the pictures and following the random adventures of a little girl while my parents read it aloud for me.
Who doesn’t love getting something in the mail! Especially if you are a curious child who loves to create, learn or collect? With the advent of email and digital communication, the thrill of getting a letter or a package in the mail has been lost. But, not anymore!
I have always been a firm believer that each of our brains are highly individual; that we each have highly personalised skills and abilities that more suited for some fields of study and expertise compared to others.
Writing, whether putting thoughts or imagination on to paper (or screen as the modern case may be) is a skill that once acquired is rarely lost.